The event has helped start conversations around all eating disorders, increasing understanding and promoting full recovery local services throughout the day.
The fayre was then followed by a performance of Eat Me, a play written and directed by Suzanne Davies, a recovering eating disorder sufferer.
An Ear to Hear’s Hannah Brown, who organised the event, says she was thrilled to be holding the first its kind for the region: “Recovery from an eating disorder is a process that is individual to all.
“I really want to encourage everyone from all backgrounds to reach out for help from all the amazing and supportive services that are there for them in Bedfordshire and Luton. No one is alone, and every battle is relative”
Hannah Brown is also a freelance writer and Bedford Independent contributor. To find out more about her work to fight the stigma around mental health and eating disorders, visit her website at aneartohear.co.uk.